What happened: Pentagon dropped Jack on his head again, and vowed to shave it after taking the title. Mini Abismo beat Dinastia and challenged for a title match (that he was already getting, but maybe he wanted to make sure.)
What was good: Everything was good. Nothing was super, but the main even was better than I thought it would be.
Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and on AAA’s channel (though I seem to have messed up the links somehow.)
Tonight’s CMLL Puebla show has Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero in a singles match as the main event. There’s 31 singles matches between them in the luchadb. They’ve had four previous matches in Arena Puebla, splitting them 2 to 2. This match, especially on a random night in Puebla, has a low ceiling but also has a low floor: it’s almost definitely going to be a 10-12 minute 3 star match.
The last couple CMLL streaming shows have not been good. The best chances for tonight’s show being good are with that main event, with the second match (Espiritu Maligno wrestling on the tecnico side with Lestat against Disturbio & Policeman), and maybe with the young guys in the opener. Stigma, Fuego and Rey Cometa versus Canelo Casas, Okumura and Skandalo rematch for a second time, which usually means a singles match next week but they haven’t been hinting at one. Maybe Stigma/Skandalo is a holiday treat? I dunno.
Design Edge Canada has an article on AAA’s “Lucha: A Tribute” book that was unveiled a few weeks ago. It looks great, still no idea how to get it – or if we can. On one of his podcasts a few weeks ago, Court Bauer mentioned these weren’t actually going to be sold but instead be handed out to Mexican consulates around the world. The article mentions a limited hardcover edition and a paperback version. The hardcover sounds like something that would go in consulates, but it seems like they’d only do a paperback if they were planning on selling it. Maybe I’m grasping at straws. Anyway, go look at the pictures.
Hijo del Fantasma says they’ll have all the belts in 2016. The Sexy Star/Pentagon Jr. mixed tag team titles are mentioned, so we’re supposed to still remember they (and she) exist. Sexy’s had the belts for media appearances, but they haven’t been defended since they won them in April 2014.
IWRG (WED) 12/16/2015Arena Naucalpan 1) Alas de Acero & Aramis vs Ángel De La Muerte I & Ángel De La Muerte II 2) Kaling Black, Látigo, Rocket Rojo vs Dr. Karonte, Hip Hop Man, Imposible 3) Diablo Jr. I & El Hijo del Diablo vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno 4) Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Hijo del Alebrije vs Canis Lupus, Halloween Jr., Tony Rivera 5) Argos, Titán (CMLL), Tritón vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly
Thought for a brief moment this was the end of CMLL’s prohibition of allowing their guys to get booked in IWRG. Probably not; this looks like an Elite lineup being put in Naucalpan for whatever reason – Argos and a Dr. Karonte aren’t working any other shows right now.
Panther & Maya are heading to Japan, and people heading to Japan have a good chance of winning these matches. This is randomly one of the better Saturday shows in a while, with the title match, Delta/Hechicero, Electrico/Mercurio and Bengala/Rebelde all having chances of being good and some decent guys sprinkled in the other matches.
I’m getting staggering close to being on time and relevant. This week was a really good Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi match that no one will remember because it got beat the next week. That was on the 11/27 CMLL Claro. We’re well into the stretch of bleh shows on the 11/23 Puebla show.